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      23.10.2015 22:47
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      Peppermint relief

      I always have some indigestion tablets at home and also keep some in my bag as when I get indigestion I usually get it really bad and it can be quite painful. It is usually in the evenings when I have eaten a large meal but I sometimes get in in the daytime especially if I have eaten a lot of bread. I am not keen on the liquid medicine as I don't like the chalky consistency so I do usually buy tablets.

      My indigestion will just appear instantly with no warning and I also suffer from heartburn and I will feel a burning type sensation from my chest coming up towards my throat and this is often accompanied by an acid and burning feeling in my throat and mouth which tastes very unpleasant.

      The tablets care supposed to form a raft over your stomach contents which in turn prevents acid from coming back up into your oesophagus. They are about a centimetre across and you can either suck or chew them, personally I will suck them as I don't like the consistency of them when they are crunched as it seems to stick in my teeth. The tablets do melt fairly quickly and usually within about ten minutes of taking one I can feel it working and my pain and discomfort starts to subside. They are a little bit chalky in your mouth but the main thing that I notice is the fruity taste which is obvious without being too strong and it leaves your mouth feeling quite fresh afterwards.

      You are advised to take these tablets for seven days and then if the symptoms do not ease to seek medical advice. You are advised to take two to four tablets up to four times a day but I usually only need to take one or two for them to work for me. They are not suitable for children under twelve years old or if you are on a low salt diet, are prone to kidney stones or have low levels of stomach acid.

      I do recommend these tablets as they taste good and work quickly. I will always make sure that I have some of these tablets in and buy them when I see them on offer. They are ideal to pop in your handbag and I also make sure that I take a packet on holiday as you never know when you will need them.

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      23.10.2015 22:42
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      • "Easy to remove"
      • Hypoallergenic

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      Skin friendly plasters

      I like Elastoplast Plasters and have used them for many years. These hypoallergenic plasters for sensitive skin are quite new and I have found them to be very good. I do have quite sensitive skin and some other plaster I have used have irritated my skin and have really pulled when I have tried to remove them.

      There are twenty different sized plasters in the pack and I last bought these from a local chemist and paid £2.25. They are widely available online and in stores and you can expect to pay around £2 for the pack. The plasters are white in colour which is a bit different from the usual flesh colour and they contain antiseptic which helps with the healing process, and this will save you having to use an antiseptic cream before you put the plaster on. I find that they stick very well on my skin and I have not experienced them unravelling but when it is time to take them off they come off easily and smoothly.

      I have used them for cuts to my fingers, for small burns and for blisters on my heels caused by new shoes. The plasters have stayed in place until I was ready to remove them either to change them or to replace them with another one, as being white they can look a bit grubby so I like to have a new white one.

      I have been very pleased with these plasters and I would definitely buy them again. They are suitable for sensitive skin and stay exactly where you put them and I do recommend them.

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    • H&M Flip-Flops / Shoes / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      22.10.2015 20:41
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      Plaited flip flops

      I have bought quite a few pairs of flip flops from H&M as they are always very reasonably priced and are also well made. I bought these flip flops last year and think I paid around £5 for them. They came in sizes 3 to 8 and they had them in numerous colours including these brown ones which I bought and I also bought a pair of white ones at the same time.

      They have a brown rubber sole which is quite thin although it is made of a strong rubber so they are still comfortable to wear. The v shape strap is plaited which makes them look quite different from a lot of flip flops and this fits nicely between my toes and does not rub me at all, even when I have worn them for a long time.

      I have worn these flip flops hundreds of times and have found them to be really comfortable and have worn them for many long walks both on holiday and at home. I have got them wet in the sea and although the strap takes a bit to dry they have dried perfectly and have not gone out of shape or gone saggy.

      I think that with the plaited straps these look very stylish and I have worn them in the evening with a dress or cut offs so they can look quite dressy. These flip flops are very comfortable to wear and I can hardly feel that I am wearing them, so I do hope that when they eventually wear out I will be able to replace them with another pair.

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      21.10.2015 20:41
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      • "Lathers up well "
      • "Gets rid of pongy odours"

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      Odour neutralising hand wash

      I bought this Palmolive Odour Neutralising hand wash from a local discount store for just £1. The recommended retail price of this hand wash is £1.95. This pump action bottle is 300ml which is probably an average size for a handwash and this size usually lasts for at least three months so this isn't too bad.

      It has a lovely clean fresh smell and is suitable for all the family. I find it lathers up really quickly and feels lovely and soft on your hands. I have only ever had to use one pump of soap at a time so it is good value compared to a cheaper bottle where you have to use several pumps each time. This odour neutralising hand wash gets rid of nasty smells on your hands as opposed to just masking smells with a fragrance. I have used this after chopping onions and I was pleased that after using this hand wash my hands didn't smell of onions at all.

      I find that even after I have rinsed it off it does leave a lovely fragrance on my hands and they always feel very soft and moisturised. I have used other cheaper hand washes in the past and they have made my hands feel quite dry afterwards and I have had to apply hand cream each time I used it, however I don't have to really use a hand cream with this.

      I do like this Palmolive Odour Neutraliser hand wash and would definitely buy it again and recommend it as a good quality handwash which cleans and leaves my hands feeling clean and moisturised.

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      20.10.2015 23:09
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      • "Nice smell"
      • "Softens and moisurises"

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      Spiced vanilla lips

      I use lip balm all year round and have always got several on the go at any one time which I keep in various handbags and my drawers at work so I have always got one to hand. I was lucky to have this Spiced Vanilla lip balm as part of a birthday gift which was lovely. I have had a look online and it is around £6 which is more than I would usually pay for a lip balm but it is a lovely product.

      The lip balm is in a plastic tub and to use you take the lid off and wipe your finger over the smooth waxy surface and then apply to your lips. I find that one application is enough for both lips and when I have done this I will gently rub my lips together to even it out.

      I would describe the smell of the balm as spicey but still quite sweet. The actual balm itself is white and leaves a slight shine to your lips but not enough to really notice so it is suitable for both men and women and my husband uses this occasionally and if it left a gloss finish he wouldn't use it.

      I probably use balms more in the summer as my lips tend to get really dry in the sun both on holiday and at home, but also use them frequently in the winter when my lips get dry from the winds and cold weather.

      I have used this particular balm regularly but it has hardly gone down so think it will last me for a long time. My lips instantly feel soft and hydrated so I would definitely buy it again and recommend it to others.

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      20.10.2015 21:58
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      • "Moisturises and softens skin"
      • "Lovely sweet smell"

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      Cocoa butter body cream

      I bought this Naked Cocoa body revealed cream for normal to dry skin recently after having noticed my arms and legs were getting quite flaky although I was using another body lotion. I bought this 300ml bottle for just £1.49 from a local discount store. It also comes in a smaller size of 200ml and you can get this for around the same price.

      The cream is quite thick but it does rub in easily and doesn't leave any greasy residue or stickyness. It has a nice light sort of sweet smell but this soon fades after you have rubbed it in. To use I will squeeze a small amount onto each leg and then gently rub it in making sure that I have covered all my legs. I also use it on my arms as they are also prone to dryness.

      I can say that I have really noticed a difference since using this body cream and although my dryness hasn't completely gone it is definitely much less noticeable and my legs feel much smoother and softer to the touch. I have only been using it for a few weeks so I am hoping that if I continue to use it daily then my skin will continue to improve and I will not have any dry skin.

      This cream is suitable for all the family and is suitable for sensitive skin as it does not contain any harsh chemicals. I would recommend this body cream to smooth and moisturise your skin and I would buy it again especially if I could get it for the same price.

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      17.10.2015 22:30
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      Simple hand wash

      I do like Simple products and I find all their products really good quality and last for ages. The recommended retail price of this hand wash is around £2.00 but I bought this one from my local pound shop which I thought it was great value. This pump action bottle is 300ml which is probably an average size for a handwash and this size usually lasts for at least three months in the downstairs loo so this isn't too bad.

      This is a lovely rich hand wash which contains moisturising ingredients and it has a lovely sweet smell which is delicious. When you pump it out you get a lovely fresh clean smell and it lathers up really quickly and feels lovely and soft on your hands. I have only ever had to use one pump even when I have been out gardening so it is good value compared to a cheaper bottle where you have to use several pumps each time.

      I find that even after I have rinsed it off it does leave a lovely fragrance on my hands and they always feel very soft and moisturised. I have used other cheaper hand washes in the past and they have made my hands feel quite dry afterwards and I have had to apply hand cream each time I used it, however I don't have to really use a hand cream with this.

      I do like this Simple hand wash and would definitely buy it again and recommend it as a good quality handwash which cleans and leaves my hands feeling clean and moisturised.

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      16.10.2015 22:39
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      Hide your blemishes

      A cover up stick is a must have for my make up bag and at only £1.99 for this Rimmel Hide the Blemish cover stick it is not expensive to buy. I have bought other cover up sticks and concealers over the years and this one really does compare well to far more expensive brands so I don't see the point in spending more than this.

      The tube is brown and it has white lid and it has the words Rimmel Hide the Blemish on the lid. It twists up to use and like a lipstick you need to be careful that you don't twist it up too much as it can break off which has happened to me in the past. Also if you don't twist it back down again after use you can squash the top which will make it difficult to apply.

      It comes in two colours, fair and medium and dark and I have the fair one which matches my collection. I think the medium is quite dark and would be suitable for people with quite dark skin. The concealer itself is quite a thick consistency but I find it easy to transfer onto my face. I will dab it on a few darker patches which I have on my cheeks and forehead and underneath my eyes to disguise any dark circles and then rub it in gently with my fingers. It does seem to blend in well with my skin colour and does a good job of disguising my imperfections. In the daytime I often just use this on my face but if I am going out in the evening I will apply this cover up stick and then use my foundation for a more finished look.

      I find that it stays on well and it doesn't change colour after a time as I have heard some other sticks have when they have been on for a while. I think this is a great value product which really does apply well and last a long time. At times I have had two of these on the go, one for my make up bag which I carry round with me and the other one in my make up box at home and at £1.99 this is very affordable.

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    • F&F Ribbed Vest Top / Clothing / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      16.10.2015 21:19
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      • "Doesn't need ironing"
      • "Easy to wear"

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      Flattering vest top

      I buy a lot of clothes from Tesco as I always find them very good value and also well made. I have got quite a few vest tops as I will wear them in the summer on their own and under cardigans in the cooler weather. I will also wear them underneath sheer or chiffon tops as another layer.

      They come in size 8 to 20 and they are quite generous in size, as most of mine are size 14 and I usually have a size 16. These ribbed tops came in numerous colours including blue, black, white and pink and I have the white one. It is made of 100 per cent cotton and it feels very soft but it is also quite thick so you don't have to worry about seeing your underwear through them. It feels very soft to wear and I think the ribbed look is quite flattering.

      The straps are wide enough so my bra straps are well hidden and the neck is scooped but it is not too low at all. It is quite a good length so it doesn't ride up when you are wearing them. I find that this vest tops washes very well and dries quickly and does not need ironing so it is very easy to look after.

      I have had this top now for a few years and it is still in very good condition and has not gone out of shape at all. It is very versatile and you can wear it with almost anything and can layer it with a cardigan on top or a t shirt underneath. I would definitely recommend this ribbed vest top as it is good value and is nice and easy to wear.

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      16.10.2015 21:15

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      • "Softens skin"
      • "Lovely citrus smell"

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      Zingy lime foot cream

      I have used numerous brands of foot creams and balms over the years and they do help to soften the skin but my problem is that I don't use them often or for long enough so that just as they start to work then I put the cream away for another few weeks so that the work that it has started to do just goes back to where it started. I do tend to get a hard flaking skin on my feet which is unsightly and it can itch and get quite uncomfortable if it gets too much, and it looks cracked and can feel rough to the touch.

      I had this Nails Inc lime foot cream as a gift but I have had a look online and you can get it for around £8 for a 150ml tube. It has a lovely fresh lime fragrance which is lovely and would be suitable for both sexes.

      To use I will squeeze a small amount onto my fingers and then rub it around my heels gently. It feels soft and silky when it is being rubbed in and it spreads well and absorbs quickly into my skin. I often put my socks or shoes on almost immediately after using the cream and I don't get any sticky feelings as the cream really does soak in well. I will obviously use it more in the summertime when my feet are on show as there is nothing worse than seeing hard cracked skin on your heels.

      When I am using the cream my feet definitely look and feel better so I really should use it more often as the hard skin can build up quickly. You really only have to use a small amount and it seems to go a long way so can work out better value than cheaper ones where you have to use a lot more cream. I love the feeling this cream gives me and would recommend it as a good quality foot cream which really works.

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    • Dunlop laptop sleeve / Laptop Case / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      16.10.2015 20:15
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      Sturdy lap top sleeve

      I found this Dunlop laptop sleeve in the back of a drawer in a recent tidy up. I can't remember having bought it but someone must have done in the house and I have had a look online and the prices range from £2.40 to £3.45 so it is not very expensive. It is black in colour so would be suitable for both sexes although it does have quite a masculine look to me. It is made of a leather look material and has a dark grey zip which starts at the middle of the longer side and goes round to the opposite side of the sleeve. The zip is sturdy and although the item has been used it is still very strong. There is the Dunlop logo on the front but apart from that it is plain.

      The laptop sits quite snugly inside the sleeve which is made for a 15 inch laptop and inside the sleeve there are pockets on both sides which you could use to keep a small notebook or maybe some discs or memory sticks but they aren't really big enough to keep anything else such as a power lead so you would have to provide other storage for this. But as I always make sure that I charge it up fully before leaving the house I have not needed to take the power lead out with me.

      I think this is a very handy item, it keeps my laptop clean and prevents it from being scratched by keys or other items in my bag. It is very light so doesn't make your laptop much heavier to carry around. I think that it looks okay but not very pretty or feminine but it does a good job of protecting your laptop.

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    • Collection 2000 Eye Shadow / Make Up / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      11.10.2015 11:09
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      • "Great range of colours"

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      Collect these collection eye shadows

      I like to wear eye shadow when I go out for a special occasion and I like to match it to what I am wearing wherever possible. I like these Collection 2000 eye shadows as they are very good value at around £2 and they do such a wide range of colours so there should be a colour to suit everyone.

      The last time I bought one I was after a light brown to match an outfit and Collection 2000 do two shades of brown, one a sort of dark beige colour and a darker one and I chose the lighter one as I have quite pale skin. There isn't an applicator inside the palette but you can use any sort of applicator or brush or even your finger which I sometimes do. I find that this pressed powder eye shadow goes easily with just a few swipes and it goes onto my eyes smoothly and evenly.

      I have been very happy with these eye shadows and find them as good as far more expensive ones which I have bought in the past. It stays on a long time and I have not experienced any creasing or smudging even at the end of the day. There are so many colours to pick, from darker browns and blue shades to pale pink and silver, and I have quite a few in different colours for different occasions. It is easy to apply and has good staying power and I would definitely buy another one in this range.

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      10.10.2015 15:20
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      • "Makes lashes look thicker and longer"

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      Maybelline waterproof mascara

      I have tried many different mascaras over the years and I do like Maybelline as they always seem to last a long time without drying out. I bought this Maybelline Volume mascara from my local chemist in the sale for just £2.99. It came in three basic colours, black, brown/black and navy and I have it in the black/brown as this suits my colouring the best. It comes in both waterproof and non waterproof and I have the waterproof in this one.

      The tube is 7ml and it is a chunky black tube with a screw top which is easy to unscrew. The top can get a bit clogged up as do most mascaras but a quick rinse under the hot tap will sort this out. The brush at the end of the wand is 2½ centimetres long and is curved which makes it easy to use. I have found that there has always been enough mascara on the brush by just taking it out and I haven't needed to pump it before use which can get air in the tube so the mascara dries up quickly.

      It has never clumped on my eyelashes even though it is quite a thick mascara and it does a good job of separating the lashes which I think makes them appear more natural. I would say that my lashes do appear more a lot thicker than when I am using others brands. This mascara is hypo-allergenic and fragrance free so should be suitable for most skin types and I find that it removes easily with make up remover or make up wipes, and best of all it is waterproof so it does not run or smudge even at the end of the day.

      This is a good quality mascara which makes my eyelashes look thick and long and I would definitely buy it again. i have been using it now for several months and the effect is the same as when I first started to use it so I am very pleased with this mascara and would buy it again.

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      09.10.2015 21:33
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      • "Sooths sore throats"
      • "Helps to unblock your nose"

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      Great for sore throats and blocked noses

      Although I don't get many coughs and colds I am prone to sore throats and when I do I always reach for the Strepsils. These ones are different from the usual Strepsils as they contain menthol which can help to unblock your nose. I have used other brands in the past but find that these are the most effective. They come in three separate strips of 12 lozenges each in a row of 3 x 4 and are easily popped out of the foil.

      I usually buy them in the pack of 36 as I find this is better value, as they are usually around £4 for this size and around £3 for the pack of 16, however I bought these from an independent chemist for £2.50. I've actually just checked the sell by date to make sure that they are in date but is almost twelve months left! They also come in packs of 10 and 16 but I always find that the larger packs are better value.

      They contain two antiseptics, (2,4-dichloobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg, Amylmetacresol 0.6mg), which is supposed to relieve discomfort of sore throats and I find that it really does work for me. Even before I have finished sucking a lozenge my throat feels less sore and doesn't hurt so much when I swallow. They melt in your mouth and you can feel a warm sensation down your throat. You also get a coating in your mouth and a bit of a numb feeling but this soon disappears.

      They are suitable for adults and children over 6 years old and the recommended dosage is one lozenge to be sucked slowly in the mouth every two hours and to have no more than 12 lozenges in one day. I usually have about 4-6 in a day or more if I need them.

      Although there are cheaper brands on the market in my opinion these are well worth it as they work well for me and also taste great. I would say that they are suitable for a general sore throat but if you have a severe sore throat you may have an infection and these wouldn't be sufficient for that purpose but I find them adequate for a minor sore throat.

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      09.10.2015 21:27
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      Soft as silk

      I bought this Dove body wash from a local discount store for £1.50 which I think is a good price for a 300ml bottle. It has a white flip top which you click down securely after use to secure and the tube is easy to squeeze as it stands on the lid so the gel is always at the squeezy end. I find that I only need about a ten pence piece size of the gel to squeeze onto my sponge and this is enough for my whole body. I will rub it into the sponge until it starts to foam which it does very quickly and unlike some other shower gels the bubbles seem to increase as I am washing rather than disappearing so I never have to use a second squeeze.

      It smells lovely and fresh and would be suitable for all the family. I can smell it on my skin for a long time after using it and my skin does feel soft and hydrated. I do feel that I am giving my skin the best care by using this product as I know that I am not using any chemicals or unnatural ingredients. I do recommend this shower gel as it leaves my skin feeling soft and smelling lovely for a long time after using it with a natural smell rather than a synthetic smell. It is ideal to use every day for all skin types as it is kind to your skin and I am happy to recommend it and will definitely buy it again

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